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'''Herbert Spencer''' (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent Classical liberalism|classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolutionism|evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. He was "an enthusiastic exponent of evolution" and even "wrote about evolution before Charles Darwin|Darwin did."Riggenbach, Jeff (24 April 2011) [https://mises.org/daily/5206/The-Real-William-Graham-Sumner The Real William Graham Sumner], Mises Institute As a polymath, he contributed to a wide range of subjects, including ethics, religion, anthropology, economics, political theory, philosophy, literature, astronomy, biology, sociology, and psychology. During his lifetime he...
RegionWestern philosophy
Era19th-century philosophy
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Birth placeDerby, Derbyshire, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1903|12|8|1820|4|27}}
Death placeBrighton, Sussex, England
NationalityBritish
School traditionEvolutionism, positivism, classical liberalism
Main interestsEvolution, positivism, ''laissez-faire'', utilitarianism
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